Enabling symmetric collaboration in public spaces through 3D mobile interaction

Mayra Donaji Barrera Machuca, Winyu Chinthammit, Weidong Huang, Rainer Wasinger, Henry Duh

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Collaboration has been common in workplaces in various engineering settings and in our daily activities. However, how to effectively engage collaborators with collaborative tasks has long been an issue due to various situational and technical constraints. The research in this paper addresses the issue in a specific scenario, which is how to enable users to interact with public information from their own perspective. We describe a 3D mobile interaction technique that allows users to collaborate with other people by creating a symmetric and collaborative ambience. This in turn can increase their engagement with public displays. In order to better understand the benefits and limitations of this technique, we conducted a usability study with a total of 40 participants. The results indicate that the 3D mobile interaction technique promotes collaboration between users and also improves their engagement with the public displays.

Original languageEnglish
Article number69
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • 3D mobile interaction
  • 3D user interfaces
  • Cooperative application
  • Mobile devices
  • Usability testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • General Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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